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Forum: Equipment   03-12-2016, 04:11 PM
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Posted By prototyp3
I use an Eheim compact 600 for pumping RO water...

I use an Eheim compact 600 for pumping RO water out of my 34 gallon Brute garbage can. It does 160gph at 4.5ft of head, so it works great for filling 5g buckets. Not too slow, but not too fast to...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-11-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,018
Posted By prototyp3
I love this comment. It's the opposite of what's...

I love this comment. It's the opposite of what's always said.

I think adding lilies could be an interesting idea if you wanted to play with negative space and low maintenance. You'd get some...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By prototyp3
Don't glue threaded fittings. If you want to...

Don't glue threaded fittings. If you want to avoid cracking bulkheads, use pipe dope/putty. It will squeeze out of the threads if you apply too much - whereas Teflon tape will just crack.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,017
Posted By prototyp3
That guy will be removed along with some of the...

That guy will be removed along with some of the other random plants surrounding the rocks. I needed some faster growers than just the ferns to stay ahead of the algae when kicking off this tank.

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Forum: Lighting   02-21-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,553
Posted By prototyp3
You could always get someone to 3D print you some...

You could always get someone to 3D print you some legs/brackets.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-21-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By prototyp3
Water isn't expensive, even in the areas of the...

Water isn't expensive, even in the areas of the US with shortages. The biggest fee is the general connection costs, not the amount used. If you want to be responsible with the waste water, use it for...
Forum: Lighting   02-19-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,553
Posted By prototyp3
For $66, why not? I figure at worst I can use it...

For $66, why not? I figure at worst I can use it to create a nice lighted backdrop to my tank. I don't think I could DIY a controllable light for less.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-19-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,017
Posted By prototyp3
I'll get a better picture up soon.. Out of 100,...

I'll get a better picture up soon.. Out of 100, 99 arrived alive. A dozen came with some white fungus. Over the last 9-10 days I've lost 3. I expected worse, especially having been out of the country...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,017
Posted By prototyp3
Switched back to the Xaqua drain. I figure...

Switched back to the Xaqua drain. I figure there's no way I'm plugging a 1.5 inch open line down to the sump. And if I did, there isn't enough water in the return chamber to flood the display tank....
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,553
Posted By prototyp3
These are significantly stronger than the Current...

These are significantly stronger than the Current USA version with an identical remote, correct?
Forum: DIY   02-09-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By prototyp3
I have 100 rummynose arriving this morning and...

I have 100 rummynose arriving this morning and decided it'd be easier to drip acclimate them in a 14g drum then float a bunch of bags. So I quickly modeled and printed a drip clip. It clips to the...
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By prototyp3
In my opinion - socks suck - at least for...

In my opinion - socks suck - at least for continuous use. I use them just for maintenance to catch all the small clippings, or debris that's kicked up. If you're running them continuously you're...
Forum: DIY   01-29-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By prototyp3
So I finally did my first print. Decided to jump...

So I finally did my first print. Decided to jump in the deep end and try something that needed lots of supports. Used the included PLA as a test, then I'll be moving to ABS. This little critter...
Forum: Algae   01-28-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By prototyp3
I can say that the black mollies are pretty...

I can say that the black mollies are pretty amazing algae cleaners. I put two males in a 75g that was battling hair algae, and they immediately tore into it. They rasp at the leaves, rocks, and even...
Forum: Equipment   01-27-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By prototyp3
Just that salt water doesn't require baffles,...

Just that salt water doesn't require baffles, because not all salt water tanks use skimmers, that's all.
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By prototyp3
Well if we want to argue semantics, they aren't...

Well if we want to argue semantics, they aren't required for salt water tanks either, they're just beneficial.
Forum: DIY   01-26-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By prototyp3
So I made the jump, just had an Ultimaker 2...

So I made the jump, just had an Ultimaker 2 delivered today. I'd like to share some prints but I need to get a card reader. I didn't realize the USB connection was for firmware stuff and not for...
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By prototyp3
Freshwater sumps can certainly benefit from...

Freshwater sumps can certainly benefit from baffles, it's a great place to put sponges for one. Constant water level chambers are nice for mounting certain equipment like heaters and diffusers, or...
Forum: DIY   01-13-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By prototyp3
I keep holding off on buying one myself.. I'd...

I keep holding off on buying one myself.. I'd love to print up some prototypes I've designed for low profile bulkheads/overflows. And like 691175002 says, it's be great for brackets and mounting...
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By prototyp3
Do you need more bio media for your planted tank?...

Do you need more bio media for your planted tank? Seems a little pointless, especially with an emphasis placed on having a minimal amount of equipment visible in the aquarium.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,620
Posted By prototyp3
As a kid I put a 35g hex on my dads workbench and...

As a kid I put a 35g hex on my dads workbench and filled it up. Didn't notice there was a nail underneath it until it was about 2/3 full watched the bottom crack, spilling 20 gallons over tools and...
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By prototyp3
There's really no one size fits all scenario for...

There's really no one size fits all scenario for good flow. Hardscape, plant mass, tank dimensions, velocity of flow, etc, all play into it. Best you can do is keep adjusting your equipment until it...
Forum: DIY   01-12-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By prototyp3
I would definitely have a valve on each line....

I would definitely have a valve on each line. Depending on the way you plumb it, water will pick it's preferred path. You will want to control each line separately to get it running how you like.
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Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By prototyp3
I think 2 canisters is unnecessary, especially if...

I think 2 canisters is unnecessary, especially if you're prioritizing a budget here. If you were to go the canister route, I'd run one and supply extra circulation with powerheads where needed.
I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-09-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,962
Posted By prototyp3
So does the waterfall part have any recess, or...

So does the waterfall part have any recess, or compartments, to plant terrestrial plants?

One of my peeves about Petsmart/Petco is they have all these interesting little tanks, but never have any...
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